SA records 4146 new cases and 4 deaths – 18,3% positivity


South Africa recorded 4146 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, 28 April, according to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD). The 22 710 tests conducted over the past 24 hours represent a positivity rate of 18,3 percent.


The 4146 new COVID-19 cases detected in South Africa on Thursday brings the total number of active cases in the country to 39 518. Four people died of COVID-19-related complications in the last 24 to 48 hours, according to the NICD.

This brings the death toll to 100 355.

There were 64 people admitted to hospital for COVID-19 treatment within the latest testing cycle. The 261 private and 407 public hospitals reporting to the NICD now have 2027 patients admitted.

“The proportion of positive new cases/total new tested today is (18.3%), and is lower than yesterday (21.1%). The 7-day average is (18.3%) today, and is higher than yesterday (18.0%),” said the NICD.


The majority of the cases identified on Thursday were found in Gauteng (53%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (23%) and the Western Cape with 11 percent.

The Free State accounted for 4 percent while the Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and North West each accounted for 2 percent, respectively.

Limpopo and the Northern Cape rounded off the list with 1 percent each.

The list below shows the new COVID-19 cases identified by province:

  • Eastern Cape – 71 cases;
  • Free State – 180 cases;
  • Gauteng –  2177 cases;
  • KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) – 960 cases;
  • Limpopo – 27 cases;
  • Mpumalanga – 98 cases;
  • North West – 97 cases;
  • Northern Cape – 60 cases;
  • Western Cape – 476 cases.

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